Average Lifeguard Hourly Pay at YMCA

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The average hourly pay for a Lifeguard at YMCA is $9.02.
MEDIAN $9.02
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Total Pay
$16,308 - $23,003

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Job Description for Lifeguard

Lifeguard Tasks
  • Administer first aid and contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
  • Maintain a safe swimming environment and enforce all policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Insure the pool, spa, and sauna are maintained according to all regulations.
  • Respond to emergency situations in the water or surrounding areas.
The top respondents for the job title Lifeguard are from the companies Great Wolf Lodge, Inc., Central YMCA and YMCA-YWCA. Reported salaries are highest at Jewish Community Center where the average pay is $10.39. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Great Wolf Lodge, Inc., earning around $10.25. Central YMCA pays the lowest at around $8.27. The Walt Disney Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.25.

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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Pay by Experience Level for Lifeguard

An entry-level Lifeguard with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.85 based on 52 salaries. An early career Lifeguard with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.96 based on 114 salaries. A mid-career Lifeguard with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.35 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Lifeguard with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.00 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

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